Christmas Movie Week – Tuesday, December 19 to Friday, December 22

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Home Alone

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Runtime:  1 hr. 55 mins    Rating:  PG

 

Prancer

A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa’s, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.

Runtime:  1 hr. 43 mins.    Rating:  F

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Jack Frost

A father who can’t keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son, before he is gone forever.

Runtime:  1 hr. 42 mins.   Rating:  PG

 

 

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Christmas Vacation

The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Runtime:  1 hr. 37 mins.   Rating:  PG

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A Christmas Carol

An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve…

Runtime:  1 hr. 27 mins.   Rating:  G

Shrek The Halls

This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions.

Runtime:  30 mins.   Rating:  G

The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Runtime:  26 mins.   Rating:  G

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A Christmas Story

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Runtime:  1 hr. 34 mins.   Rating:  PG

 

 

Elf

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

Runtime:  1 hr. 37 mins.   Rating:  G

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Lady Bird

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

Starring:  Saorise Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracey Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothee Chalamet, Beanie Fenstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Lois Smith

Runtime:  1 hr. 33 mins.

Rating:  14A

Genre:  Comedy

Showing:

Saturday, December 23 @ 2 p.m. only

Wednesday, December 27 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 28 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 29 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 30 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

 

Pricing:  Adult $10.50, Senior $8.00

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Call Me By Your Name

A sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by André Aciman. It’s the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman, a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days in his family’s 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia  Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father, an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella, a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio’s sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver, a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

Starring:  Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar, Esther Garrel

Runtime:  2 hrs. 12 mins.

Rating:  18A

Genre:  Drama/Romance

Showing:

Tuesday, January 2 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 4 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 5 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

 

Pricing:  Adult $10.50, Senior $8.00

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Last Flag Flying

In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, former Navy Corps medic Richard “Doc” Shepherd re-unites with Former Marines Sal and Richard Mueller on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo a burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives.

Starring:  Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Yul Vazquez, J. Quinton Johnson, Cicely Tyson

Runtime:  2 hrs. 5 mins.

Rating:  14A

Genre:  Comedy/Drama/War

Showing:

Tuesday, January 9 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday January 10 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 11 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, January 12 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

 

Pricing:  Adult $10.50, Senior $8.00

The Empire Theatre is the home of the Quinte Film Alternative. 

QFA films run every second Wednesday. All screenings are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Matinee’s are $9.00 and Evenings are $11.00, general admission. Student tickets are $5.50. Please visit www.quintefilmalternative.ca for more information and membership details.

Upcoming Films:

Wed. January 3 – Django

Wed. January 31 – Lucky